...just five states, collectively containing about 2 percent of the American population, have statistically significant pluralities of adults identifying themselves as Republicans. These are the "Mormon Belt" states of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, plus Nebraska, plus Alaska. By contrast, 35 states are plurality Democratic, and 10 states are too close to call.
There's a reason for Romney - and Mormonism, in its religious deification of America, is the natural theological basis for a theoconservative movement that sees an American empire as destiny. I hope Republicanism doesn't go that route. But it may be too far gone to turn back now.
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